beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler, thanks to JoetheYounger. Pours ebony with a tall khaki head. Rich nose of caramel and cocoa. As it warms a soft licorice and vanilla note bring out complexity. Some definite diacetyl, but not off putting with the chocolate flavors. Finish has some perceived dryness from the cocoa powder notes. Body is heavy and smooth, nice creamy texture enhances the chocolate notes. Maybe a touch on the bitter side and could use a bit of black malt for some grit, but a really tasty porter none the less.
kaser (3791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour from 22oz bottle at the Lakehouse. Mild coffee and chocolate flavor. It's easy drinking but nothing I would race about.
RobertDale (4093) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, and some coffee. If only it lived up to the label description.
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bomber from www.craftbeerkings.com, thanks online shop. Poured a thinner bodied deep dark blackish brown with a smaller off white head. Aroma of cream, chocolate malts, cola, touch of soy. Flavor is a bit stronger with soy sauce, cola, bakers bitter chocolate, citrus acid, black olives, rotting banan peel. Body is a bit on the thin side for an 8% porter, softer carbonation and an average aftertaste.
batneil (438) - - JAN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thin head that disappears quickly. Faint but pleasant aroma. Tastes nice, but I didn’t get much chocolate.
dresden (1109) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clearish brown. Chocolatey aroma, some roast malt. Chocolate and sweet brown sugar, with a lightly smoky base. Decent but thin.
sturmthis (856) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Chocolate and coffee bean aroma. Coffee bean taste with a little strong aftertaste. Very nice one.
FunkyF (306) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tapp på Bottle Rock, LA. Svart med beige skum. Väldigt svag doft av choklad och lite kaffe. Smak av kaffe, choklad och fruktig syrlighet. Lång bra eftersmak av kaffe och choklad.
GarrettB (1178) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
March 1st, 2013 - Small propeller planes, tropical leaves and cocoa bean exports set the story for Hangar 24’s Chocolate Porter, another brew with awesome label art. Inside the packaging is a slightly more uniform brew, dark with heavy contrast, dark and brooding most porters tend to be, with a heavy head that looks like the foam on a shaken bottle of soy sauce. Dry and dusty, the aroma reminds me of a dark, bitter and slightly oxidized chocolate bar laced with nibs. THere’s an element of chocolate syrup too, more direct and sweet, but also rich and luxuriant. And finally, there is a drop or two of coffee, but it is strictly dominated by the rich and silky chocolate perfume. The palate is rich, unctuous and just a little too heavy, until the mid-taste when the carbonation spikes and grants some much needed levity and airiness. The chocolate notes are darker and bitter, up there with 72% cocoa solid bars, with a slight hops bitterness and a light edge of alcohol. The flavors present are bold, but not especially deep, which is a shame. These are dark, deep bass notes of chocolate that deserve to be rooted into the tongue, but even with that, it’s a solid beer.
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very blan not too much to write about...some cocoa in aroma. Flavor is very lean nothing much in flavor. Somewhat flat too. Didt care for.
Bulk_Carrier (2575) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Heidi for the bottle.
Being an imperial porter, I poured this into a snifter.
The appearance was a black color with a finger’s worth of a slim white to off white slightly foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light speckled lacing roamed around the glass.
The smell had some sweet to roasty cocoa to allow a nice rich yet bitter roasted coffee to try to make a stance but ends up fading just a bit.
The taste was mainly a good balance of sweet to roasty with the cocoa and coffee combining nicely.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a sessionability rearing its head slightly but I’m finding more of a sipping aspect from it at times. Carbonation seemed good for the style and for me.
Overall, nice imperial porter I could down again.